Custom shutters in a living room

Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Boston

January 14, 2020

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may look like a good option, but it can be difficult to make a decision without looking at the issue from every angle. What are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Boston?

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Well With Many Design Styles

Traditional sunroom with interior shutters in Boston.

Plantation shutters feature louvers that raise and lower, usually by a center tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for years to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to more eclectic designs. Their functionality, streamlined look, and neutral design assist you in changing your home from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.

The ability of plantation shutters to work with any type of décor is particularly useful when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your home and redo furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to budget for the additional cost of window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Boston, you should definitely chalk up flexibility as a “pro.”

Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Cost More Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-made faux wood shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. At first glance, you might count that as an automatic con.

But, quality plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because they offer more value. Our faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never become warped, cracked, or yellowed. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t get on cheaper blinds or shades.

Included in the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of the treatment. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our Polywood shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you can be sure to get maximum energy efficiency.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Boston.

There’s an excellent reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market. Our shutters will never have any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation, and they’re backed by a lifetime warranty. Your faux wood plantation shutters will be just as beautiful and efficient as they were when first installed.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the workmanship of quality faux wood shutters. Other treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become difficult to clean over the years. But Polywood shutters will always look wonderful until you decide to uninstall them.

Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Faux Wood Shutters  
Plantation shutters in Boston bedroom.

One benefit of getting a DIY window treatment from a home improvement store is that you can toss it up right after you buy it. However, faux wood plantation shutters are usually custom-crafted and can be approximately 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That timeframe may not be convenient if you’re trying to just slap something up to cover your naked windows.

But having a window treatment custom-crafted is worth the wait. Unless your house is new, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY blind or shade won’t line up properly, and those gaps and slight imperfections may stand out. On the other hand,a custom-fitted shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions and will fit snugly to frame, meaning you won’t lose anything in style, functionality or energy efficiency. Also, the custom-crafted method is the only way to go for your specialty windows.

Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One advantage of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home’s temperature constant and your energy bills down and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are a step up because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

Our Polywood shutters are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to prevent heat loss. Consequently, our Polywood plantation shutters are 70% more efficient than hardwood plantation shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 

Sunburst Is Your Source For Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, give Sunburst Shutters Boston a call. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Just call to set up your in-home consultation with us.

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